weakness

Definitions

  • (noun): The condition or quality of being weak.
  • (noun): A personal defect or failing.
  • (noun): A special fondness or inclination: has a weakness for fast cars.
  • (noun): Something of which one is excessively fond or desirous: Ice cream is his weakness.

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Wordnet definitions

  • (noun): a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you; "he has a weakness for chocolate"
  • (noun): the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
  • (noun): the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
  • (noun): powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"
  • (noun): a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"

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Wikipedia

\"Asthenia\" redirects here. The tortrix moth genus is considered a junior synonym of Epinotia.
Weakness or asthenia is a symptom of a number of different conditions. The causes are many and can be divided into conditions that have true or perceived muscle weakness. True muscle weakness is a primary symptom of a variety of skeletal muscle diseases, including muscular dystrophy and inflammatory myopathy. It occurs in neuromuscular junction disorders, such as myasthenia gravis.

Example Sentences

  • Sen. Clinton's main weakness is her high negatives.

  • But, I think, you're dead right, Democrats don't like the term weakness but Barack Obama has needs and the fact that he has needs coming into his convention and what should be, by fundamentals, an overwhelmingly Democratic year, has many of the people who will be here in this hall, more than a little anxious.

  • For my characters Mithro and Caesar, their weakness is the limitations of their powers.

  • The Swiss National Bank said it would work closely with the banking regulator to improve what it described as weakness in the Swiss banking sector.

  • The Swiss National Bank said Thursday that it would work closely with the banking regulator to improve what it described as weakness in the Swiss banking sector.

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